RADNOR, Pa. (Nov. 29, 2010) — Dr. Jeffrey Gingerich, associate professor of sociology, has been appointed dean of Academic Affairs at Cabrini College. Dr. Gingerich has served as interim dean of Academic Affairs since July 1.
An expert in race and ethnic studies, criminology, restorative justice, and corrections and punishment, Dr. Gingerich joined the Cabrini faculty in 2005.
He has played a pivotal role in the development and implementation of the Justice Matters curriculum, has helped the College secure federal grant funding, and has chaired or co-chaired several strategic initiatives, including the President’s Initiative for Mission Integration.
Dr. Gingerich earned a bachelor’s of science in social work from Eastern Mennonite University, and a master of arts degree in sociology and a doctorate from the University of Pennsylvania. He has published and presented several pieces on peace, urban communities, and the Philadelphia Mennonites.
A resident of the College’s partner city of Norristown, Pa., Dr. Gingerich volunteers with the Graterford Prison Think Tank, comprised of imprisoned men and a visiting group of college professors and students. He also works with the Montgomery County Youth Aid Panel, a monthly meeting with local first-time youth offenders.
About Cabrini College
Students do extraordinary things at Cabrini College, a residential Catholic college welcoming learners of all faiths, cultures and backgrounds. Since its founding in 1957 by the Missionary Sisters of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, the College has provided a transformational “education of the heart,” focusing on academic excellence, leadership development and a commitment to social justice. Cabrini offers its 1,415 undergraduate students more than 30 majors, pre-professional programs, concentrations and minors. The College also has graduate and professional studies programs at its main campus in Radnor, Pa., and at 15 off-site locations. The College’s serene 112-acre campus is located 30 minutes from Philadelphia.